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Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

Program Overview


Original Developer: Brenda Hostetler

Model Developer and Purveyor: Wyman


Program Summary

The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) promotes the positive development of adolescents through curriculum-guided, interactive group discussions; positive adult guidance and support; and community service learning. TOP is focused on key topics related to adolescent health and development, including building social, emotional, and life skills; developing a positive sense of self; and connecting with others. Specific curriculum lesson topics include health and wellness (including sexuality), emotion management, and self-understanding among many others. The development of supportive relationships with adult facilitators is a crucial part of the model, as are relationships with other peers in the program.


Target Population

The program is designed to meet the developmental needs of middle (6th-8th grades) and high school teens (9th-12th grades). The program has been evaluated with African American, Latino, and White middle and high school youth.


Program Setting

TOP is implemented in a variety of settings, including rural, urban, in school, after-school, through community organizations or in systems and institutional settings. The program has been evaluated in middle and high school settings, and in after-school and community-based settings.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Tori Gale
Wyman Center
600 Kiwanis Drive
St. Louis, MO 63025
Ph: 314-712-2368

For training and support, please contact:

See above

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: Yes

Languages available: English